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Find out how to identify and report hate crimes against Muslims with this new factsheet

Warsaw, Poland | 4 June 2018

ODIHR has just published a new factsheet on hate crimes against Muslims. Find out more about it here.

Muslim communities across the OSCE region are the victims of rhetoric that often associates them with terrorism and extremism, or portrays the presence of Muslim communities as a threat to national identity. They are often portrayed as a monolithic group, whose religion and culture are incompatible with the concepts of human rights and democracy.

This intolerance, left unchecked, can create a climate that fosters hate crime against Muslims. Only a strong response from all actors in society can effectively challenge discrimination, intolerance and hate crimes against Muslims.

Recognizing and reporting on these hate crimes is an important part of that response, and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) has just published a new leaflet on how to do this. This is the second publication in a series that highlights how hate crime affects different communities. The first leaflet addressed hate crimes against people with disabilities.  

Read or download the factsheet below. You can also find the factsheet on the ODIHR website, at

You can also find out how to report hate incidents to ODIHR by visiting our dedicated page here.